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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With nearly 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 

Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
October 1, 2014
Adler Hot Oil Services, LLC
J Koski Company
James River Senior Citizens Inc
JDP Trucking
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
New Rockford Sheyenne School District
Northland Healthcare Alliance
PSV Enterprises
QEP Resources
Red River Commodities
TMI Corporation & Subsidiaries
 
Renewing Members as of 
October 1, 2014
A & B Welding & Construction Inc.
Adler Hot Oil Services, LLC
Agri-Cover, Inc.
Allied Agronomy
Badger Daylighting of ND, Inc.
Bay Valve Service Inc.
Bismarck-Mandan Security, Inc.
Blueflint Ethanol
Burke County
Butler Machinery Company
Carrington School District
Central Services
CHS Asphalt Terminal
CHS Sunflower
City of Grafton-Municipal Utilities
City of Hazen
City of Rolla
CMG Oil & Gas
CrossCountry Courier
Dakota Monument Company
Dan's Super Market
Diverse Energy Systems
Drug Plastics & Glass Company
DuCon Energy
Duratech Industries
Eckert Youth Home
Envision
Fessenden-Bowdon Public School
Gagnon Incorporated
Garrett Brothers Construction Inc.
Garrison Diversion Conservancy Dist.
GMHR
GO  Wireline LLC
Great River Energy - Coal Creek
Harvey Public Schools
Horizon Resources
ICY Industrial Services
Industrial Construction & Eng.
Industrial Contract Services, Inc.
Industrial Lubricant Company
J Koski Company
James River Senior Citizens Inc
JK Lube, Inc, DBA Jiffy Lube
Kindred School District #2
Larimore Public School
Leonardite Products
Lunseth Plumbing & Heating Co.
Majestic Glove
McQuade Distributing Company
Mercer County Schools
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
MN Power-Bison Wind Energy
Molstad Excavating, Inc.
MW Industries, Inc.
New Rockford Sheyenne School District
Nodak Electric Cooperative
Northland Healthcare Alliance
Paulson Premium Seed & Cond.
PSV Enterprises
QEP Resources
R & R Contracting, Inc.
Rough Rider Education Services Program
Safety Technologies Inc
South Central Grain
Southwest Grain
Strata Corporation
Streyle Masonry
Titan Machinery Inc.
TMI Corporation & Subsidiaries
Trotter Construction
Ulteig Engineers, Inc.
Western Edge Electric, Inc
WorleyParsons
 


 


Flagger Training

Snap-on Holds Two Safety Symposiums
in North Dakota

October 22, 2014 – Snap-on invites you to attend one of two Safety Symposiums addressing the dangers of misused, modified and poorly maintained tools. Snap-on safety experts will address some of the most recent lost-time injuries and how they relate to tools on the job and attendees will fine-tune their safety knowledge about hand and power tools and working at heights.

Safety Managers and administrators are invited to attend one of two events:

  • WILLISTON: Tuesday, October 28 at the Grand Williston Hotel from 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • DICKINSON: Wednesday, October 29 at the Ramada Dakota Hotel from 11:30 am to 2 pm

Learn more or register at www.snaponindustrialsafety.com.


National Teen Driver Safety Week

 

October 20, 2014 - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for drivers ages 14 to 24. In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a car crash die.* October 19 through 25 is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and one North Dakota school is working hard to spread the word about teen driver safety.

 

Century High School Needs Your Vote!

Getting a driver’s license is an important and exciting time in the life of a teen. The State Farm Celebrate My Drive program celebrates this milestone with new drivers to help them make positive choices and stay safe on the road. Century High School in Bismarck is participating in this initiative for their chance to win $100,000 – and they need your help! All you have to do is make a safe driving commitment at www.celebratemydrive.com and indicate you want to support Century High School.

 

Promote Teen Driver Safety in Your Home & Community
If you have a teen driver in your family, check out the NDSC’s Alive at 25 program. This driver safety program addresses inexperience, distractions, peer pressure and how to reduce their risk of being involved in a car crash.
Click here to learn more or get registered.

 

Free teen driver safety resources are also available from a variety of organizations, including the National Safety Council, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and State Farm.

 

*National Highway Transportation Administration


 


Ebola Control and Prevention Tips from OSHA
 
October 14, 2014 - Currently, most workers in the U.S. are unlikely to encounter Ebola virus or individuals with Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF). However, exposure to the virus or someone with EHF may be more likely in certain sectors, including the healthcare, mortuary/death care, and airline servicing industries. Workers who interact with people, animals, goods, and equipment arriving in the U.S. from foreign countries with current EHF outbreaks are at the greatest risk for exposure.

The following are OSHA’s requirements and recommendations for protecting workers whose work activities are conducted in an environment that is known, or reasonably suspected, to be contaminated with Ebola virus:
  • Employers should follow recognized and generally accepted good infection control practices, and must meet applicable requirements in the Personal Protective Equipment standard (29 CFR 1910.132, general requirements) and the Respiratory Protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134).
  • Use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and good hand hygiene protocols to avoid exposure to infected blood and body fluids, contaminated objects, or other contaminated environmental surfaces.
  • Wear gloves, wash hands with soap and water after removing gloves, and discard used gloves in properly labeled waste containers.
  • Workers tasked with cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated with Ebola virus must be protected from exposure. Click here for OSHA’s Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces Fact Sheet.

For more information on Ebola control and prevention, visit OSHA's Safety and Health Topics website.


OSHA Reminds Employers About
Training Materials Loan Program

October 13, 2014 - Employers seeking free safety training materials now have a resource to guide them through OSHA's Resource Center Loan Program.

An OSHA fact sheet, issued in September, describes the materials (which include videos and books) as well as how to access and borrow them from the Resource Center.

More than 750 videos are available covering more than 100 safety and health topics, including fall protection, electrical hazards and workplace violence.


CPR/AED/First Aid Instructors Wanted
 
October 3, 2014 - If you’re passionate about safety and have a background in healthcare, teaching, presenting and public speaking, or you’re comfortable in front of large and small groups, a paid instructor position may be right for you! The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) is looking for instructors to teach public and private CPR/AED/First Aid courses.  NDSC will provide your instructor training, credentials and materials.  Hours are flexible, mostly during the day, and some travel may be required.

 

Contact our First Aid Program Coordinator, Rachael Bucholz, for more information or to apply! (701) 751-6107; rachaelb@ndsc.org, www.ndsc.org/firstaid

 

OSHA Announces Top 10 Most-Cited
Violations for Fiscal Year 2014

September 19, 2014 - OSHA, together with Safety+Health magazine, on September 16 unveiled the agency's Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2014 during the NSC Congress and Expo. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, and Kyle W. Morrison, S+H's senior associate editor, announced OSHA's Top 10 list in front of a crowd gathered on the Expo Floor.

For the fourth year in a row, OSHA's Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is the agency's most frequently cited violation.

The entire list is as follows:

1.     Fall Protection in Construction (1926.501)

2.     Hazard Communication (1910.1200)

3.     Scaffolding in Construction (1926.451)

4.     Respiratory Protection (1910.134)

5.     Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)

6.     Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)

7.     Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)

8.     Ladders in Construction (1926.1053)

9.     Machine Guarding (1910.212)

10.   Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)

The data is preliminary. S+H will publish the finalized data, additional Top 10 details and an exclusive interview with Kapust in its December issue.

To learn about workplace safety training that can help you avoid these types of citations, contact one of our Safety Consultants, or visit our training calendar.


NDSC Conference Certificates Available

Certificates of Attendance are available for the NDSC's 2014 Safety & Health Conference. To acquire a copy of your certificate, please contact Serena Schmit at SerenaS@ndsc.org.
 


News You Can Use

Physicians share tips for a safe Halloween
October 24, 2014 - Halloween can be a lot of fun for children, but the American College of Emergency Physicians is reminding parents to keep safety in mind.

NTSB hosts forum on drowsy driving
October 24, 2014 - Drowsy driving poses significant threats to worker safety and health and must be combated, a panel of experts told the National Transportation Safety Board on Oct. 21.

MSHA: Coal dust samples show mines are complying with rule
October 24, 2014 - Recent results of coal dust samples indicate that mines are complying with a final rule intended to decrease miner exposure to harmful coal dust, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

CDC updates Ebola care guidelines
October 24, 2014 - Following two cases in which U.S. nurses were infected with Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tightened its infection-control guidelines for health care workers.

Parents commonly make mistakes when installing car seats: study
October 17, 2014 - The vast majority of parents in a recent study made at least one critical error when installing or handling car seats for their infants, according to research presented Oct. 13 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Resource offers best practices for oil-by-rail emergency response
October 17, 2014 - A new document aims to help emergency responders safely respond to crude oil rail transportation incidents.

Safety programs worth cost: study
October 10, 2014 - Small and medium-sized employers may see a return on investment in safety in as few as five years, according to a recent study from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

To read the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.

 


The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.